Every year the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute turns out a group
of involved citizens committed to projects that improve their local
communities. This year is no different. Five of the group's members of local Gwinnett citizens are working on a Public Safety Awareness and Educational Program as part of a sustainable program to improve the quality of life in the Gwinnett community. This involved grassroots group calls themselves - Team Transformers.
The group aims to address specific challenges affecting our youth’s academic success- abuse, bullying, social and emotional depression, along with educating both the youth and their parents about health & wellness concerns, and other ways to use their time to convert nonproductive activities into positive outcomes.
This Safety Project nicknamed I Know, I Do Safety (iKIDS) and will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 and coincides with the Summerour Middle School
Success Saturdays Program. Success Saturdays now in its third-year, is a 13-week academic enrichment program geared to at-risk students who need additional academic instruction, support and empowerment in order to succeed. The iKIDS project began as a collaboration effort with GNLI Team Transformers lead by their coach Felicia Johnson a Norcross resident and alumni of GNLI, and the leadership team at Summerour Middle School. Recognizing the need to address some of the issues identified by SMS leadership team, the group came up with an educational and awareness seminar.
I Know, I Do Safety Seminar will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:00
am- 2:00 pm at Summerour Middle School, 585 Mitchell Road, Norcross, GA
30071. Keynote Speaker is Mich Brown of The E.P.I.C. Generation (Empowering People Inspiring Choices) Micah Brown is an Independent Artist, Songwriter, Spoken Word Artist, Actor, Fashion Model, National Recording Artist, SESAC Affiliate, Event Host, Voice Over Actor, Hip Hop Musician, Video Producer, Script Writer, Author, Philanthropist, ACT-SO Gold Medalist, and most of all, an above average student.
The iKIDS Safety Seminar is a collaborative venture between Gwinnett STOPP,
Diamond in the Rough, Ouchamind, All Pro Dad, E.A.G.L.E 7, Biz 4 Youth, Stars
& Stripes, Parent to Parent of Georgia, Gang Resistance Education and
Training (GREAT), and the Center for Pan Asian Community Services.
The iKIDS Team Members: Tonicia “Niecy” Frazier, La’Tonya G. Hawkins, Maiko Natori, Wendell Spiva, JeJuan D. Stewart. The project is under the direction of Nicole Love-Hendrickson of Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services.
For more information, contact La’Tonya G. Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-698-5048.